Just picked up a Dimarco

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« on: April 25, 2016, 10:50:06 PM »
I was searching around for a new trailer to build for my boat.  I found one that was for a good price but had to come with the boat. Not a big deal so I went and looked at it.  Trailer is nice and something I can work with which I had planned.  Anyways the boat that it came with was a 1978 Dimarco jet.  No motor but pump and pretty much all there just some cleaning.  The more I was looking at it I'm really liking the hull.  I've tried to look up Dimarco boats and the history.  Not to much info.  I did Notice that Jim Brock here on SoCal knows a thing or too about these boats.  Maybe he will chime in. I think I'm going to keep this nice hull and make it nice again.  If anyone knows a bit about these hulls that would be great to here some insite. Thanks for any info that anyone may have.


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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 11:20:27 PM »
Brian forester and Jake both have one. Sound like really good handling boats. Brian has been into the 9s with his.


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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 07:01:52 AM »
Thanks for the reply.  Yeah I'm going to hold on to it and get her back on the water.  I really like the look of the hull and from everything I hear is good.


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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 09:48:27 AM »
I circle raced one for years, they are a well built boat. I helped straighten the plug boat for the mold.

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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 10:56:09 AM »
Thanks jim


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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 10:58:16 AM »
The guy I bought it from blew the motor witch was a 455.  He was not really in to boats much and gave up on the boat after motor went.  I guess it was not a bad yard find and price was very cheap .


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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2016, 11:01:02 AM »
I said in the first post it was a 1977.  I looked at the pink again and it is a 1978.


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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2016, 11:02:25 AM »
What was the last year they where built?  From what I read it was around 1978.  But not sure info is very slim.


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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2016, 11:08:34 AM »
Sorry if I'm asking to many questions lol.  This hull has a jacuzzi pump.  Was that normal to have in stead of a Berk?  Thanks again for the info guys.


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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2016, 11:17:55 AM »
I think it was about 1982, most were Berkeley, I know I went to Hardin marine and picked up a couple of Jacuzzi pumps for him

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2016, 06:05:46 PM »
Finely had a little extra time to work on this a little.  Bought this hull a few months ago.  Not much history on this hull.  I wanted the trailer and decided to build this bad boy.  It's going to be a lot of work but when done worth it.  I will try to keep the progress up to date as I go.  Really can't wait and starting to really like this hull.  Just wish I was able to find out really how many where build.  👍👍🍻🍻


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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2016, 06:08:34 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2016, 06:14:39 PM »
Jim thanks for the info you did have for me.👍👍


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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2016, 06:26:40 PM »

Jim thanks for the info you did have for me.👍👍


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Those boats are really nice brian forester has one "the brown boat" boats be well over a 100 with proper bottom work.


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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2016, 06:44:46 PM »
Thanks it might take a wile but I think I might go all out on this thing.


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